Public Service Commission Chairperson Amb. Anthony Muchiri has assured the Nairobi River Commission (NRC) of the PSC’s support in addressing human resource gaps in the newly established Commission. Amb. Muchiri said this while addressing the NRC Commission members led by Chairperson Dr. Pamela Olet, who visited the commission on a benchmarking tour on 13th October 2023.
“You can only deliver on your mandate when you have an effective secretariat. The commission will do anything within its mandate to support you in building an effective human capital to deliver on your mandate,” said Amb. Anthony Muchiri.
He also added that he understood that the NRC is under pressure and there is a need for human resource gaps to be addressed within the shortest time possible.
“Your scope of mandate is large and expectations from both the citizens and the highest office of the land are quite high,” noted the PSC Chairperson.
Speaking at the same meeting, the Nairobi River Commission Chairperson Dr. Pamela Olet called for continuous engagement with PSC in helping the organization set up structures and human resource institutions for effective delivery of the mandate.
“Being a newly established institution, we truly need assistance and handholding specifically from you (PSC) in addressing the many human resource challenges we are facing,” said Dr. Pamela Olet.
The Nairobi River Commission was established through a Gazette Notice Number 14891 on December 2nd, 2022, to reclaim the rivers of Nairobi as a spine to the city’s blue and green infrastructure for a better urban environment and quality of life. The Commission envisages a collaborative approach together with other stakeholders and development partners to secure, protect and restore the critical River Basin in order to achieve the shared goal of reclaiming the Nairobi Rivers.
Also in attendance were PSC’s Vice Chairperson Ms. Charity Kisotu, Commissioners’ Dr. Reuben Chirchir, Amb. Patrick Wamoto, Mr. Andrew Muriuki and heads of directorates. From NRC; Vice Chairperson Prof. Elijah Biamah, Commissioners, Prof. Duncan Ojwang, Ms Elizabeth Wathuti and Ms. Eva Muhia.